Guest artist and German cellist, Alexander Hülshoff will lead the ASO Chamber Ensemble in presenting the works of famous Central European composers, Franz Schubert and Johann Sebastian Bach. Both were visionaries of their time, whose works continue to influence modern western music today. Bach’s genius found its expression in large scale religious, choral-orchestral works, as well as simple instrumental compositions, like that of Suite No. 3, which consist of a series of popular Baroque dances. Schubert was a master of compositions written for chamber ensembles. His String Quintet in C-Major, which will be performed at this concert, is widely considered to be not only Schubert’s most accomplished and important work, but also one of the most distinguished chamber works in the history of music.
Alexander Hülshoff (Germany), cello
Borislava Itcheva, violin
Stefka Madere, violin
Espen Lilleslatten, viola
Dragoș Filip, cello
Suite for Violoncello No.3, in C-Major BWV 1009
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
String Quintet in C-Major, D.956
Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto.
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)